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How to treat food allergies? 9 years 4 months ago #1

  • Dechen
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Well Maff,

Now that you are a genuine nutritionist, then maybe you know how to treat food allergies?

This is making life very difficult because I need to eat properly and I can't!

I was tested and diagnosed with 27 different food allergies (IgG reactions and IgE reactions); amongst which, beef, carrots, dairy (even goats products!), eggs, chicken, rye, wheat, barley, string beans, etc. What is there left to eat?

Because of the return of crypto that devil, now my reactions to allergic foods are much more marked - they amplify all the crypto symptoms, and cause incredible inflammation and irritation all along the digestive tube - starting in the mouth.

Am hungry all the time because I also have to avoid acidic foods, be careful with sweets and fruits, etc. THERE'S NOTHING LEFT FOR ME TO EAT!!!

So in any case, do you know any other way than avoidance to treat food allergies? This also taxes my immunity which I badly need to come up.
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Re:How to treat food allergies? 9 years 4 months ago #2

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Hi Dechen,

We have a lot of threads going at the moment don't we!!

Unfortunately I am not quite a fully qualified nutritionist just yet - I have completed the academic side (my bachelor's degree) - now I have to do 10 supervised case studies on real patients to qualify so I can be properly insured and join all the right professional organisations. I can certainly do my best to help though.

First of all there is no IgG test that is considered very accurate and it is also very difficult to pin down such reactions based on symptoms as they could theoretically appear several hours or even days after ingestion of the trigger food.

If your diet is so restricted I would suggest only completely avoiding any foods you tested IgE positive for and then rotating all other foods so you don't eat the same food more than once every 5 days. This may require expanding the number of foods you regularly eat and getting a bit adventurous! I know they eat snake meat in Texas ;)

Vitamin C and bioflavonoids such as quercetin are both antioxidants and anti-allergy as they block the release of histamine so these may be worth supplementing. I'd also suggest anti-inflammatory and calmative agents for your GI tract including omega-3 fatty acids (particularly EPA), aloe vera, peppermint and chamomile.

Allergies tend to arise when there is a shift to Th2 immunity so treatments that restore the Th1/Th2 balance may help. Some supplements you can get yourself for this purpose include transfer factor, coriolus (a type of mushroom extract) and DHEA.

Something I am considering for myself which you might also be interested in is Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) therapy. This drug is normally used in the treatment of substance addiction but in low doses stimulates production of the body's own endorphins and enkephalins and restores balance to the immune system. I posted about it on the EIR Facebook page not long ago and received many extremely positive responses from members - particularly people found it helped eradicate gut pathogens and digestive symptoms. Google it and check out http://www.ldnresearchtrust.org/ and http://www.lowdosenaltrexone.org. You'll obviously need to discuss this with your doctors.

Your crypto treatment and probiotics should also help a lot with the food allergies if you can manage them for now with food rotation and eating a varied diet.

Good luck and stay in touch!<br /><br />Post edited by: Maff, at: 2010/07/21 16:04
If you are going through hell, keep going - Winston Churchill
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Re:How to treat food allergies? 9 years 4 months ago #3

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Hi Dechen,

How frustrating! You get on top of one thing and another thing acts up.

Here's a site that may be helpful:

How to Survive with Multiple Food Allergies and Eventually Thrive Again

I found the Our Family Story section inspiring. There are some good book suggestions on the site too.

Airy
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Re:How to treat food allergies? 9 years 4 months ago #4

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Hi Maff and Airy,

Airy, you are right - it is one thing after another, and I HAVE HAD IT. I want my life back!

Maff,

Thanks for mentioning Transfer Factors. I had forgotten about that. The only naturopathic doctor we have in Montreal (and thank god I left there because the poor guy was getting a burn out), is originally an allergist and this is one thing he suggested for allergies. Transfer factor.

I must work on my immunity anyways, it is just too low...

Naltodextrone I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole, as it is something to detox opium addicts... And I like opium! Ha ha ha
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Re:How to treat food allergies? 8 years 5 months ago #5

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Vitamin C is called as anti-allergy supplement.Avoid eating more amount of food allergens such as allergy producing food like eggs,milk,nuts etc.
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Re:How to treat food allergies? 8 years 4 months ago #6

Good information given by Laura....


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